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“Great Old School Joint”
Review of Kelly's Tavern

Kelly's Tavern
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Neptune City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 19, 2018

My husband and his family have been going to Kelly's for 50 years, and I was brought there for the first time nearly 30 years ago. Not much has changed, which makes it a necessary stop for any Jersey Shore excursion. The food is nothing to write home about, but the atmosphere is fun and the value is good. There's always good music playing in the background and a crowd surrounding the gigantic bar.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

A group of us came here for dinner after work on evening. The atmosphere is definitely that of a pub! I had the pork roll sandwich and loaded Irish potato soup and both were yummy! One of the group had the fish and chips and the size of the fish was huge! Another ordered a side of cabbage and it was a full half a head of cabbage! Really large amounts of food! Everyone enjoyed their food! Our server was friendly and attentive. I recommend visiting Kelly's Tavern if you're in the area!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Ice cold beer, good food, raucous atmosphere. This is one of truest Irish pubs you will find. The Reuben is renowned and fantastic. Plenty of TVs and a large bar. Shore institution since 1949. They even have a good breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in Central Jersey and are looking for a place to truly maximize your Jersey Shore experience, you've got to check out Kelly's Tavern. Multiple beers on draft and in bottles, amazing memorabilia on the walls, and sports all over the place not to mention very salty heavy popcorn, all add to the imbibing pleasure.

This is a great place for a date night or a night out with friends. I was there with my best friend and found that there were groups of friends, families, and couples eating out or even on dates, and everything blended together perfectly. Plus there's a nice outside region which also often has little bands playing

While the beer is cold and amazing the food is even better. Huge menu with multiple options all of which are excellent. Better yet, prices are reasonably affordable.
After an amazing day at 1 of the great beaches in this area, and there are many by the way, what better way to top off the experience than with a trip to Kelly's Tavern. It will be crowded and there will most likely be a wait in the summertime. But that is with very good reason!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Its another family ritual to eat here when we visit Avon-by-the-Sea. Kelly's has been around since...well, since before I married Jersey Boy 20+ years ago. It's a typical Irish pub kinda place EXCEPT they added an outdoor space with the feel of a Key West place. Cold beer, oysters on the half shell and live music. Somehow it works and is a fun atmosphere in the summer months. Burgers and fries are great. The shrimp cocktail shrimp are huge. Music is not so loud you can't enjoy talking to the people you are with, at least on this last visit. And the T-shirts are fun. Service was good.

Date of visit: August 2018
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